ENR 2425 Mountain Environments

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles of general science using the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as a focal point. Major topics to be covered are: mountain ecology and geography, glaciology, mechanisms of mountain formation, mountain climates and geomorphology, soils, vegetation and wildlife, and lakes and streams. Similarities and dissimilarities of the Wind River Range to other major mountain ranges of the North American Cordillera will be compared within the limits and context of the preceding topics. Students taking the 3 credit lecture portion of the class will receive an S/U grade only. (3 lect.)


4 credits